President's Letter: NEBC President Mark Aquino has recently returned from the NABC in Chicago. His latest message for New England players is on this page.
New for Warwick:The Fiesta Regional Tournament will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick, RI, September 1-6. It will feature a new event, a Horizontal Swiss. It begins on Tuesday evening and continues on Wednesday evening.
On Wednesday morning a panel of experts will take questions and discuss that morning's hands during the lunch break. Before the morning session on Friday there will be an expert lecture. The complete schedule is on the flyer, which can be viewed here.
Don't miss out on the Crowne Jewel of District 25's tournaments just because you can't find a partner or teammates. The Online Partnership Desk is a terrific program, and it is available here.
Every year the ACBL crowns three pairs as North American champions. This is everyone's best opportunity to play for a national championship. There are three flights. A is open to all. B is open to all players with less than 2500 masterpoints. C is for non-life masters with less than 500 points. The finals will be at the NABC in Reno next spring, but there are two qualifying phases.
1. Every player must have qualified in a club game specifically designated for this purpose. Clubs are running such games through August 31.
2. The district will choose its representatives (three or four in each flight) in a tournament in Sturbridge October 17-18. Stipends will be available for the winners. What could be better than getting paid to play for the continental championship? Details are here.
The Conditions of Contest from the ACBL answer many questions. That document is available here.
Remaining Schedule for 2015: Fiesta Regional: Warwick, RI, September 1-6.
NAP: Qualify at clubs through August 31; regional qualifier in Sturbridge, MA, October 17-18.
Masters Regional: Mansfield, MA, November 4-8.
District 25 will honor thirteen players as "Best in Class" in 2015 based on performance in the eight tournaments sponsored by the district. The standings after the Summer Regional in Nashua can be viewed here.
Promotions: The list of players in New England who achieved a new rank in July can viewed here.
District Director's Inbox: You can read the most recent responses to e-mails sent by District Director Rich DeMartino congratulating players who achieved a new rank here. The older responses and the index will be posted again within a week or two.
The older responses have now been reconstructed and the index is working. Use the tab at left.
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